McDonough County Health Department

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The Miller-Hunt Virology Lab at Western Illinois University confirmed that pools of mosquitoes in Macomb and Colchester have tested positive for the West Nile virus.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

A recently completed health needs assessment identified four areas for improvement.

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McDonough County restaurant inspection scores are once again available online -- though they're not on the McDonough County Health Department's website.

The McDonough County Health Department told reporters they would need to file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to obtain information about why the agency temporarily closed a restaurant in Macomb.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

Guadalajara Bar and Grill on East Jackson St. in Macomb was closed for 72-hours over the weekend after failing a surprise, routine health inspection Thursday.

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Flu shots are recommended for everyone over the age of 6 months and especially encouraged for children, the elderly, and pregnant women.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

It’s been about 18 months since the EagleView dental clinic in Macomb closed. Since then, Medicaid recipients have been without a dental provider in McDonough County.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

McDonough County reduced its funding to the Health Department in 2010.

McDonough County Still Testing For West Nile

Oct 12, 2014

Even though the weather is getting cooler, the McDonough County Health Department is still on the lookout for West Nile Virus.

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Small business owners and nonprofits in west central Illinois are invited to attend a free brown bag lunch event from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Thursday, September 11, at the McDonough County Health Department.

McDonough County Identified As Tick-Populated

Jul 2, 2014
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People are not the only ones who take advantage of the outdoors in the summer. Ticks flock the many hiking trails, camping grounds, and fishing spots throughout the area.

West Nile Season Approaches

May 19, 2014

As summer approaches, local health departments are on the lookout for West Nile. They are targeting mosquitoes the main carrier of the deadly virus.

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The open enrollment period to sign up for health insurance is over. But, many might still be able to register for coverage.

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Measles is a highly contagious, viral disease. Measles was considered eradicated from the U.S. in 2000. In the last month, 2 cases have been reported in McDonough County.

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Those who attended a junior high school volleyball game in Bushnell on Tuesday, February 25, might have been exposed to the measles.